PARSLEY, Dark Italian Flat Leaf

Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum.

Flat-leaf parsley – also known as Italian – has a stronger and more flavourful taste than the curly leaf variety. It has flat, glossy, serrated leaves and the flavour has a hint of pepper or licorice. Flat-leaf parsley is favoured by chefs because it contains significantly more of the essential oils. It goes well with potatoes and rice dishes and can be used in sauces, soups, stews, and mixed into fresh salads.

Maturity78 - 80 days
Height18 - 24” (45 - 61 cm)
Spacing10 - 15” (25 - 38 cm)
LightSun to Part Shade
SoilRich, organic and well draining
pH Range5.5 to 6.7
WateringEvenly moist
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side-dress with compost to encourage continued growth
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = moderate-high, Phosphorus = high, Potassium = moderate-high

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